Economic aspects of cultural policies in post-Soviet Russia

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Affiliation: National Research University “Higher School of Economics”
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Affiliation: Institute for Public Resources Management, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Address: 40, Myasnitskaya str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation
Journal nameObshchestvennye nauki i sovremennost
EditionIssue 5

This article seeks to investigate the evolution of cultural policies in post-Soviet Russia based on the analysis of economic conditions that underlie the development of the cultural sphere. The analysis is guided by a theoretical model suggested by S. Toepler and A. Zimmer on the basis of G. EspingAndersen’s typology of welfare regimes. The authors fi nd that the liberalization, which prevailed on the cultural policy agenda of the late 1980s and 1990s, was not rooted in the economic institutes of the cultural sphere. This led to a conservative trend which was in line with broader tendencies of public welfare policies typical of the 2000s. 

Keywordscultural policies, welfare regime, cultural sphere, economic independence, charity
Publication date17.10.2015
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